Banner o Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Special Admeenistrative Region
Flag of Hong Kong.svg
Use Ceevil an state banner, ceevil an state ensign normal
Proportion 2:3
Adoptit Appruivit on 4 Aprile 1990, uised syne 1 Julie 1997
Design A stylised, white, five-petal Bauhinia blakeana flouer in the centre o a red field
Designed bi Tao Ho

The Banner o Hong Kong SAR (Cheenese: 香港區旗) — or Regional Banner o the Hong Kong Special Admeenistrative Region o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae (Cheenese: 中華人民共和國香港特別行政區區旗) — featurs a white, stylised, five-petal Hong Kong orchid tree (Bauhinia blakeana) flouer in the centre o a red field. Its design was adopted on 4 April 1990 at the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress.[1] The precise uise o the banner is regulatit bi laws passed bi the 58t executive meetin o the State Council held in Beijing.[2] The design o the banner is enshrined in Hong Kong's Basic Law, the ceety's constitutional document,[3] an regulations regardin the uise, prohibition o uise, desecration, an manufactur o the banner are statit in the Regional Flag and Regional Emblem Ordinance.[4] The banner o Hong Kong wis first offeecially hoistit on 1 Julie 1997, in the haundower ceremony markin the transfer o sovereignty.[5]

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The banner o Hong Kong fleein beside the naitional FRC banner

The design o the banner carries cultural, poleetical, an regional meanins. The colour itsel is significant; red is a festive colour for the Cheenese fowk, uised tae convey a sense o celebration an naitionalism.[6] Mairower, the red colour is identical tae that uised in the naitional FRC banner,[7] chosen tae signify the link re-establisht atween post-colonial Hong Kong an Cheenae. The position o red an white on the banner seembolizes the "ane kintra twa seestems" poleetical principle applee'd tae the region. The stylized renderin o the Bauhinia blakeana flouer, a flouer discovered in Hong Kong, is meant tae serve as a harmonizin seembol for this dichotomie.[6] The five starns o the Cheenese naitional banner, representin the Communist Pairty an Mao Zedong's fower classes (proletarian wirkers, agricultural peasants, petty bourgeoisie an caipitalists), are replicatit on the petals o the flouer.

Afore the adoption o the banner, the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Basic Law explained the significance o the banner's design tae the Naitional Fowkcongress:

The regional flag carries a design of five bauhinia petals, each with a star in the middle, on a red background. The red flag represents the motherland and the bauhinia represents Hong Kong. The design implies that Hong Kong is an inalienable part of China and prospers in the embrace of the motherland. The five stars on the flower symbolize the fact that all Hong Kong compatriots love their motherland, while the red and white colours embody the principle of "one country, two systems".[8]

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  1. "Decision of the National People's Congress on the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region of the People's Republic of China". Government of Hong Kong. 1990-04-04. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  2. Laws and Regulations of the People's Republic of China. China Legal Publishing House. 2001. p. iv. ISBN 7-80083-759-9. 
  3. "Basic Law Full Text". Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  4. "Regional Flag and Regional Emblem Ordinance" (PDF). Bilingual Laws Information System. 1997-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  5. Jeffrey Aaronson. "Schedule of Events". TIME. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "忆香港区旗区徽的诞生(上) (Reflecting on the Creation of the Hong Kong SAR Flag and Emblem – Part 1)" (in Simplified Chinese). Wenhui-xinmin United Press Group. 2007-05-24. Retrieved 2009-03-20. [deid airtin] and "忆香港区旗区徽的诞生(下) (Reflecting on the Creation of the Hong Kong SAR Flag and Emblem – Part 2)" (in Simplified Chinese). Wenhui-xinmin United Press Group. 2007-05-25. Retrieved 2009-03-20. [deid airtin]
  7. (Schedule 1 of the Regional Flag and Regional Emblem Ordinance) "Regional Flag and Regional Emblem Ordinance" (PDF). Bilingual Laws Information System. 1997-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  8. Elihu Lauterpacht, C. J. Greenwood, A. G. Oppenheimer (2002). International Law Reports. 122. Cambridge University Press. p. 582. ISBN 978-0-521-80775-3. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 

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